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Compilation of Ronald Reagan's Successful Speeches on Foreign Policy

Mark Levin

02:01 min | 1 d ago

Compilation of Ronald Reagan's Successful Speeches on Foreign Policy

"I just want you to hear a relatively short compilation Of some of the things Reagan said during his presidency an enormously successful presidency Where he got enormous popular votes won the Electoral College numbers never seen before since probably George Washington And had a fantastically successful foreign policy Take a listen This is from again a group of his speeches just clips from the speeches Some of his best speeches against tyranny Cut 24 go And to every person trapped in tyranny whether in the Ukraine Hungary Czechoslovakia Cuba Vietnam We send our love and support and tell them they are not alone Their message must be your struggle is our struggle your dream is our dream and someday you too will be free Hey miss poop John Paul told his beloved polls We are blessed by divine heritage We are children of God and we can not be slaves History shows that it is precisely when totalitarian regimes begin to decay from within It is precisely when they feel the first real stirrings of domestic unrest That they seek to reassure their own people of their vast and unchallengeable power through imperialistic expansion or foreign adventure So the era ahead of us is one that will see grave challenges and be fought with danger Yet it's one that I firmly believe will end in the triumph of the civilized world and the supremacy of its beliefs in individual liberty of representative government and the rule of law under

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"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

02:12 min | 4 d ago

"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

"You couldn't imagine any kind of top down electoral rigging in the way that you get in Hungary, but what you could imagine is that basically successful attempts to change enough states into Hungary like statelets or fiefdoms where national elections are no longer meaningfully competitive, or at least Democrats are playing on such an unlevel playing field that they almost never get to wield power effectively, especially given Republican control over the courts. That's not inconceivable. It's also not inevitable. It depends, depends on what Democrats choose to do. It depends on if Republicans continue down the path that they are on. And what I do think we should be is alarmed. Alarmed at the similarities between the situation. An alarm that in a country that has a much longer and much more robust tradition of democratic governance and Hungary does, that you're starting to see enough similarities that we could maybe think about ourselves at being in the same situation as Hungary, right before Orban took over, and authoritarian is the.

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"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

07:36 min | 4 d ago

"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Zack beacham, my partner in size, senior correspondent at vox. I'm in a coworking space in Budapest because the Internet at my hotel betrayed me and I'm glad that we've got you on the line because you've been reporting on hungry for years and I've been here for a few days and I want you to describe what you think is going on in this country. You know, the short answer is that Hungary is the premier international model for democratic backsliding in a consolidated democracy. That sounds like a little bit political science jargony broken down what it means is Hungary is a truly striking case of a democracy sliding backwards into some kind of authoritarian system. It's that some kind of actually that I've been really struggling with because I hear authoritarianism and I think secret police, I think there are certain things I can't say in public. And every Hungarian I talked to, whether they were critical of prime minister Viktor Orban or not, kind of made it a point to say incidentally, I can say whatever I want, but is that authoritarianism or is that something different? I had the same experience you did in Hungary. When I'm there, right, is that people will talk very freely. But does not mean that there's actual freedom of speech in the country. If you are a media magnet who wants to run a media outlet that is critical of the government, either you're going to be marginal or you're going to be destroyed. The government will audit you repeatedly. They will hound you by making sure you don't get ad revenue. They will ensure that your competitors get certain advantages, your government friendly competitors. And this pattern has repeated over and over again to the point where depending on who's estimate you buy between 80 and maybe even upwards of 90% of all media in the country is owned by the government and it's cut outs. So it is an authoritarian system that is designed to mimic certain freedoms that democratic countries have and to make people think that they actually have them. It's a whole part of the legitimation strategy that Orban has employed. For some time, you've been making the argument that urbanism, Victor Orban style is creeping into the United States, creeping Orban ism if I may. And I want to talk about one figure in particular whom you've written about. Florida's governor Ron DeSantis. What has Ron DeSantis done that reminds you of Victor Orban? What's the American analog here? The best way to think about this is the whole saga involving Florida's don't say gay law and the subsequent fight with the Disney corporation. Now, this law is very similar to a Hungarian law passed about a year prior to the American law. You were paying commission has urged Hungary to repeal the law, but Budapest says EU efforts to overturn it will be in vain, insisting the measure is there to protect children. Some things that I've seen suggest the American law was literally inspired by Orban's law, which is an attempt to curtail the speech rights of LGBT individuals. There's this element of the use of social policy and socially conservative ideas as a means of cracking down on individual liberties and making it difficult for your cultural opponents and your political opponents to express themselves in public spaces. But then afterwards, what's potentially even more striking is that when Disney, which is obviously a very big company in Florida protested, desantis decided to retaliate by attempting to strip their special tax privileges in a place called the reedy creek improvement district. Where Disney basically functions as a mini government. Florida revoked that. Basically in direct retaliation. This state is governed by the interests of the people of the state of Florida. It is not based on the demands of California corporate executives. That is classic Orban ism. The idea that what you do is you take a regulatory policy that was designed for other reasons, namely encouraging economic development and boosting the welfare of people in a particular part of Florida and using it to punish a corporation that speaks out. That is, I think, the essence of Orban style of rule is twisting government powers. Obviously there is a certain type of Republican that is looking at Hungary and is very interested in what Victor Orban is doing, how he's done it. Victor Orban very famously sort of consolidated power in all of these different areas. The judiciary the media. He rewrote the constitution. These are things that you can't do in the United States. Nobody's gotten to come along, throw out the constitution, rip it up, write a new one and say these are the new laws. And so some of this concern that maybe America is drifting toward a hungry like model seems really overwrought to me. Where do you come down on this? The concern to me is not that Donald Trump comes in in a second term and all of a sudden, he is doing everything that Orban has done in the federal level, I really worry about people like desantis, employing these kinds of powers because states have incredible amounts of power to change the electoral system to make life difficult for people who live there and disagree with their policies. And it is possible in 21st century America that you could get a version not of the aggressive, basically naked kind of authoritarianism, but a more subtle Hungarian version cropping up in certain states. And you've already seen warning signs of that, not just in Florida, but also I think most notably Wisconsin in North Carolina who are two of the real Republican innovators on figuring out how to undermine a democratic system from within. What do you say to someone who makes this argument? Zack, this is just Americans looking abroad the way they always do. You're mad, you're upset because it's Republicans doing it. But if liberals do this with Sweden, you don't go and write a piece for vox saying we should be worried about this. To which I say our elections competitive in Sweden, our elections competitive in Norway. Yes, they are. Our elections competitive and hungry. No, they're not. The opposition as we just saw in the election of April this year was not competing on a fair playing ground. They had no real chance to win. And when you look to a country like that, it's just categorically different. Than it is looking to a country like Sweden because you're talking about a country that's pioneering a model for democratic destruction. And the means by which it accomplishes these things are inextricably intertwined with its social conservatism. The conservatism is used as a pretext for power grabs. And so when you're looking to model that, what you are modeling is a playbook for authoritarianism. It's not just social conservative policies, right? And there are certain policies that if you want to take from Hungary, like subsidies for families. I have no problem with that, but lots of countries subsidize families and provide superior child care options to what we have in the United States. Why do you pick that country? Why the one that also happens to be pretty much the European Union's only authoritarian government. In 25 years, with the way the United States is going, with its democracy, feeling a little shaky in our lifetimes, does the United States look more like Hungary or does the United States stay the United States we know? Something kind of like Hungary. Is not implausible..

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"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

01:45 min | 4 d ago

"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Long very important, but I think most Hungarians still think it is important. And they would like to preserve this culture and heritage. Coming up next, we bring what we've learned in Hungary to a colleague at vox, who's been watching this country for years. Facebook connects people. It's what they do. And they know real, meaningful connections happen on safe, secure platforms. That's why they build tools that give you more control and help keep you safe online. Like privacy checkup. Access your information. And their industry leading AI that detects harmful content faster. Learn more about how their tools protect their communities and the work ahead. At about FB dot com.

"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

06:11 min | 4 d ago

"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

"It's today explained I'm Noel king, and I got kicked out of cpac Hungary. Today explained producer miles Bryan spent weeks applying for press credentials for cpac. So many email. He got no response. So we showed up and they told us you were supposed to apply for credentials for cpac, but we did. No dice. So anyway, I strolled in and came upon a press conference. Excuse me are you taking questions from the press? Cpac chair Matt schlapp was talking about freedom. Hello, I have a question for mister schlapp. My name is Noel king. He answered my question. It's job to dictate to other countries. And then I was ejected from cpac Hungary. Next day, same deal. Couldn't stroll in this time, there was too much security, other reporters were outside too. I don't think we're getting in, but there was an American representative of cpac outside who told us Hungarian conference, Hungarian rules. And those partners are the ones who make the operational decisions. Anyway, freedom, or something. Of course, the point of the cpac conference is the ideas. I'd arranged an interview with two men who were going to be at cpac. And I got a hold of them before they vanished inside. Is von kish is Hungarian. He's the executive director of the Danube institute, which is a conservative think tank in Budapest. Gladden papin is American. He's an associate Professor of politics at the university of Dallas, and he's spending a year in Budapest on a fellowship. These are ideas, guys. They are not politicians. And there are particular type of conservative. As you're going to hear, they're not the type that wants free markets and small government. They want the government involved in our lives. One example, Hungary wants a bigger population, so the government gives loans and tax breaks and other benefits to Hungarians and gets more generous the more kids you have. Istvan thinks Hungary can teach that. Gladden thinks the U.S. should learn it. What is the purpose of the cpac conference as far as you're concerned? Well, the Republican Party has always been more individualistic party. It focuses on a lowering tax rate, making gestures toward traditional family structures and maybe engaging in foreign intervention, Hungarian conservatism, European conservatism is very different. There's a strong social welfare state tradition in Europe, but in Hungary that's been turned toward supporting traditional families and really supporting their own conservative voter base, I guess. So it represents a different kind of conservatism, different kind of approach to politics that's less individualistic. And I think that that is causing a lot of American conservatives to come over and see what's going on. I imagine there's another type of American conservative that's a little freaked out by this. The idea of the Republican Party, the traditional Republican Party, kind of lining up behind the idea of a social welfare state. I mean, this is the party of free markets. Am I out of the loop? No, you're right. Look, I think there are some elements of the Hungarian conservative policy that are immediately appealing to American conservatives like Trump talked about building a wall and Hungary in 2015 actually did build a wall on its southern border, so there was some obvious overlap there. But you're right, these programs that support families in Hungary involve amounts of money that would probably make some Democrats blush in the United States. I think that some American conservatives have started to realize that their earlier policy of supporting whatever big corporations do isn't working in their interest anymore. That's causing some tension within the party because the old donor base that drove the policies of the 1980s and 1990s is still there. But we live at a time in the United States now where young people are having trouble imagining purchasing a house. And so when you look at the Hungarian pro family policy, it's really about enabling people to make that first step into a responsible homeownership or building or expanding a house. And so I think there is a lot of new interest in what that looks like among American conservatives. Prime minister Victor Orban calls Hungary a Christian democracy. Iswan, what does this mean? Well, I think a lot of people confuse this with Hungary being a Christian state. And that's not the same. I think he's always talking about Hungary and both speaking Europe being a continent, a country which is based on Christian values. Which most of the population share, these people might not be church going people, they might not be over religious in their everyday life. But still, if you look at the actual statistics, even in broadly in Europe, there is about 70 80% of people who identify themselves as Christians. And by advocating Christian democracy, I think he's more looking at these are our shared values, which we have to protect, which we have to try to support. And this might be an opportunity to liberal democracy. Prime minister Orban and fidesz his party have changed some of the laws in Hungary, so that they make life more difficult for LGBTQ people. There is a law that prevents the teaching of anything that involves homosexuality in schools. American listeners will be very familiar with this from Florida and from the United States. But I think the overarching criticism is Christianity okay fine, but if you're using Christianity to make laws and policies that disadvantage or even persecute LGBTQ people, you've got a real problem. What do you think? I think that you might say that there's some discrimination against an ambitious people, but in Hungary, homosexuals can actually live in a civil partnership and have 99% of the same rights as people who are married. In the United States that reads as discrimination. Among many people that reads as discrimination. In.

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"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

01:57 min | 4 d ago

"hungary" Discussed on Today, Explained

"It's to explained, I'm Sean Rama's firm. I'm here with Noelle king, but she's in Budapest Hungary where weirdly there is an American conservative political conference happening? Yeah, the conservative political action conference is having kind of a franchise event here. I was very excited about it. Listen to a couple of these cpac themes or panels, Sean. Western civilization under attack, culture wars in the media, the father is a man the mother is a woman. There's not a single panel that I can see about free markets or small business or lower taxes. It sounds like a new kind of American republicanism. Yes, exactly. So how is the conference? Was it a weird scene? Can I play you something? Yes. May I ask a follow-up, please? No follow-ups? What's going on? I got kicked out of cpac. You got kicked out of seat back. Hungary. Thank you. Hold your city is a new podcast from the San Diego union tribune presented by the Los Angeles Times. I'm Sandra dibble, a journalist who left my job and family in Washington, D.C., to report on Tijuana, Mexico. I expected to stay a year, but my plans changed as I discovered the many different worlds that converge at the U.S. Mexico border. Subscribe and listen to border city at San Diego union tribune dot com slash border city, Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. This episode is brought to you by Blackstone. At Blackstone, investing is about more than just capital. It's backing visionary entrepreneurs and business leaders, accelerating the growth of their companies. It's supporting scientists discovering lifesaving treatments by investing in research. And it's helping companies reduce emissions to create a more sustainable future. At Blackstone, investing is about accelerating growth for good. Visit Blackstone dot.

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European nations, streaming service delete extremist audio

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 4 d ago

European nations, streaming service delete extremist audio

"The EU's law enforcement agency is working with partners to delete extremist audio Europol says authorities in 6 countries have worked with the music streaming service SoundCloud to detect and delete hundreds of files containing extremist propaganda the plan was initiated by Germany's federal criminal police office and the EU Internet referral unit and includes teams in Denmark Hungary Portugal Spain and the UK europol says the content flagged includes jihadist chance in several languages and audio promoting right-wing extremist groups some of the material had already gathered several thousand hits I'm Charles De

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Live updates | Hungary's Orban rejects EU ban on Russian oil

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

Live updates | Hungary's Orban rejects EU ban on Russian oil

"Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's prime prime prime prime minister minister minister minister has has has has said said said said his his his his government government government government would would would would not not not not supported supported supported supported new new new new wave wave wave wave of of of of European European European European Union Union Union Union sanctions sanctions sanctions sanctions on on on on Russia Russia Russia Russia if if if if they they they they include include include include a a a a ban ban ban ban on on on on Russian Russian Russian Russian we'll we'll we'll we'll speaking speaking speaking speaking on on on on state state state state radio radio radio radio Hungarian Hungarian Hungarian Hungarian prime prime prime prime minister minister minister minister Viktor Viktor Viktor Viktor Orban Orban Orban Orban said said said said in in in in E. E. E. E. U. U. U. U. embargo embargo embargo embargo on on on on Russian Russian Russian Russian oil oil oil oil would would would would be be be be like like like like dropping dropping dropping dropping an an an an atomic atomic atomic atomic bomb bomb bomb bomb on on on on Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's economy economy economy economy the the the the nationalist nationalist nationalist nationalist prime prime prime prime minister minister minister minister said said said said the the the the country's country's country's country's geography geography geography geography an an an an existing existing existing existing energy energy energy energy infrastructure infrastructure infrastructure infrastructure makers makers makers makers shots shots shots shots out out out out of of of of Russian Russian Russian Russian oil oil oil oil unfeasible unfeasible unfeasible unfeasible Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's government government government government has has has has family family family family a a a a pasty pasty pasty pasty plans plans plans plans to to to to include include include include a a a a ban ban ban ban on on on on Russian Russian Russian Russian energy energy energy energy exports exports exports exports as as as as eighty eighty eighty eighty five five five five percent percent percent percent of of of of Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's gas gas gas gas and and and and more more more more than than than than sixty sixty sixty sixty percent percent percent percent of of of of its its its its oil oil oil oil comes comes comes comes from from from from Russia Russia Russia Russia I'm I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas

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#37  Holy Week, part 2 - burst 2

Jesus Stories

00:57 sec | 3 weeks ago

#37 Holy Week, part 2 - burst 2

"So Jesus continues. In the fair cycle tradition of being picky about the law, they were also picky about their ties to the temple. These religious leaders were careful to tie even the smallest of their herb garden harvests, but they ignored the board important parts of the law, justice, mercy, faith, all of these are important, but you strain your water so you don't drink a gnat, but you swallow a camel. Now that's the saying, maybe you've heard before. Let me see if I can explain it to you. Part of its literal, and part of it is figurative. Both Nats and camels are forbidden food to the Jewish people. And yes, the religious leaders would strain their water to keep from accidentally swallowing an at, Jesus says yes, you would do this, but it being so picky or ignoring the more important things thus you swallow a camel. Jesus

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Are We Still Living Under a Regime of Fear?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:49 min | Last month

Are We Still Living Under a Regime of Fear?

"Now, as we look at what's happening in our country right now, I think it's important to take a step back and ask about some of the other trends and how they're all playing together. Are we still living under a regime of fear or is there now a restoration of individual spirit of liberty of entrepreneurship and trying to be forward thinking in a more positive sense? I can tell you right now, especially from some of the reactions to the repealing of the mask mandates that there's a remarkable, there's a huge group of people right now. That are ready to push back against what we have seen as the overarching overbearing, heavy hand of government. You have James carville, though, who supports to be a smart person saying a majority of Republicans are weirdos in The Twilight Zone. Democrat strategist James carville said on MSNBC that quote, of course, this party about a third of them are pulling for Russia, which is just insane. Yes, he wants people that will be compliant to his worldview, which is tax cut tax cuts for the richest people in the world and tax the poor people, which isn't a very smart idea, but the problem is that they're a weird political party, says James carville, who, you know, could be mistaken for an extraterrestrial alien. They need to be branded as such. These 26 QAnon people all right, they're not necessarily the extreme. These are people talking about testicle tanning. No, they're not. Oh my gosh. These are people want to go to Hungary for conferences. Hungary is actually really nice. These are not normal people, James carville says, by and large, a large part of the Republican Party is just out and out weird. When you have Moscow Mitch saying we need more sane people, that means you have a lot of crazy people.

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Arizona AG Mark Brnovich: Biden Wants to Give Benefits to Illegals

The Dan Bongino Show

01:39 min | Last month

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich: Biden Wants to Give Benefits to Illegals

"And it's because the rule of law and it has to mean something And I tell people all the time I had never I don't do polling or I didn't do polling and I started running for the Senate but I would talk to my mom and her friends from church and people that are from Poland and Yugoslavia and Hungary and they will tell you that when they came over this country they were working two and three jobs and they were on me It was their kids were forced to learn English and they were forced to assimilate It doesn't mean you turn your back on your ethnic roots but you had to understand that no one was going to give you anything And now people aren't stupid They see people coming across I argued a case 6 weeks ago if you have a Supreme Court in the public charge rule The Biden administration wants to give government benefits to people that don't have legal status The Biden administration essentially incentivized people coming here They decriminalized it And so it's completely the wrong reasons We are a land of immigrants we are the land of the free We are not the land of the welfare state And what I see what's going on here in Arizona I see and you know this your former cop When you see the price of fentanyl fall from $20 a pill street market market price last year to $5 a pill now You know people are going to die That is a sentence to death for someone's niece nephew son's daughter's grandson granddaughter And so the people are dying I mean you know you've talked about it a 100,000 people last year We have the leading cause of death now and places like pima county and Arizona is opioid and fentanyl overdoses We played it on the show We put the story on the show How the hell is that the leading cause of death

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Viktor Orbán: Hungary's Authoritarian PM Secures Another Term

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:58 min | Last month

Viktor Orbán: Hungary's Authoritarian PM Secures Another Term

"I'd like to say a few words about the election result in Hungary. The party of Viktor Orban, one decisively, and one after a massive campaign. That was conducted against him, a campaign in part financed by, well, George Soros. Let's remember George Soros is Hungarian. And a source has spent money all over the world to promote leftist causes. He has David says essentially bought off big chunks of South America. And he has been very active in Eastern Europe. He's been very active in Asia, manipulating currency, of course, as he's been one of the primary funders of leftist groups in the United States, including some of them with a, with a dubious and a violent history. And this is Soros. He's essentially a thuggish operator who has thuggish operations all over the world. And I think he was desperate in his own country of his birth to defeat Victor Orban. Now why? What is so bad about this guy Orban? Well, what's really distinctive about Orban in Europe is that he stands as an unabashed defender, not only of nationalistic sentiment, which is to say hungry first he's a Hungary first guy. If we're America first, we should understand why people are going to be India for a store hungry first, and that's what he is. But the other thing is he is an unapologetic defender of traditional values. And much of Europe today has become kind of embarrassed to stand up for traditional western values and specifically Christian values, but there are some notable exceptions to that rule Poland is one of them hungry is another. So Victor Orban is kind of a symbol of someone who doesn't play the globalist game.

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Circus solidarity: Ukrainian performers find home in Hungary

AP News Radio

01:01 min | 2 months ago

Circus solidarity: Ukrainian performers find home in Hungary

"Circus performers from Ukraine have found a home away from the war in Hungary around one hundred Ukrainian art students ages five to twenty along with their adult chaperones escaped the embattled cities apart key and and key that includes sixteen year old Iraq may Perrotta understands when I constraining I just want to perform the incident was strolls after Russia invaded Ukraine the capital circus a Budapest along with the Hungarian school for acrobats arranged for the Ukrainian circus students to come there is my Cisco Hong addresses will direct your call for call back says there is no war within the circuit in circuits there is only productivity as a collective productivity thirteen year old analysts said Scott says she was initially heartbroken when she had to leave her relatives in Harkey best available nearby she said when I came here I didn't expect to be so well received and for it to be so nice the capital circus a Budapest is donating proceeds to help the Ukrainian performers I'm a Donahue

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In Every Generation There Are Russian Tanks in Some City

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:09 min | 2 months ago

In Every Generation There Are Russian Tanks in Some City

"We are back with Dennis prager. His latest book is the rational pass over Haggadah that Dennis, will you explain to us why this exegetical work on the oldest holiday that is still being kept has relevance talks to the moral challenge of what we are witnessing on the Eurasian continent today. Well, the obvious issue that it celebrates the liberation of slavery, so it's unfortunately as germane as ever. But I want to point out something that I point out in the book that is exactly deals with an issue you raised with me last segment. So you were talking about your baggage of being the child of people suffered terribly under communism in Hungary and which saw Russian tanks in Budapest in 1956. And now there are Russian tanks in Ukraine in 2022. So there is a line in this ancient text that in the book is for people of all faiths like my rational Bible series. This is the rational Passover I got a series. It's for Jews, non Jews, and atheists. So there is a line in this ancient text and the whole ancient text is there, and Hebrew and translation. And there is a famous line that famous among Jews who to pass over satyrs. In every generation they arise to annihilate us. Someone arises to annihilate the Jews. And I deal with that question is, how did they know this 1800 years ago? And it's still true. It's amazing. We went from Hitler to Khomeini, and then Khamenei. So. I just realized you can almost say in every generation there are Russian tanks in some

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Ukraine's child refugees a huge challenge for host countries

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Ukraine's child refugees a huge challenge for host countries

"According to figures released by UNICEF children account for about half of the more than three million Ukrainians who fled the country trees bordering Ukraine Poland Hungary Slovakia Romania and Moldova body century to seemingly unending flow of refugees and the authorities of facing the additional monumental task of providing long term mental cat to traumatize Ukrainian children over the past twenty days an average of fifty five children have been fleeing every minute a friend unlikely to change as Russian forces continue their advance new arrivals are expected to overwhelm underfunded and poorly managed schools in tiny Moldova but also incredibly affluent Poland I'm Charles Taylor that's my

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Whoopi Goldberg Sounds Off on the GOP's Embrace of Putin

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:57 min | 2 months ago

Whoopi Goldberg Sounds Off on the GOP's Embrace of Putin

"Detail, kind of how the media is reacting to the entire bio lab story. So the philosopher queen herself Whoopi Goldberg, she decided she has to weigh in on this. And just play cut 60. Propaganda. That has been brought down. They used to arrest people for doing stuff like this. If they thought you were colluding with the Russian agent. And if they thought you were putting out information or taking information and handing over to Russia, they used to actually investigate stuff like this and I guess now, you know, there seems to be no bars. And people are not being told to hate Putin. Putin doesn't need a reason to be hated. It's pretty much clear. He started a war. And unnecessary. But this is kind of like, isn't this contributing to the death? Just the rest of them all. I mean, come on. You notice how she just changes terms. We used to arrest people. I mean, come on investigate. I said, she's all over the place. But of course, it's a threat. It's a signal threat is what it is. They want that to go viral for anyone that dares to question the mainstream narrative. ABC goes after Tucker Carlson for quote being the Putin wing of the Republican Party. Play cut 47. What seems to be almost the Putin wing of the Republican Party, which, to be fair, is not prevalent in much on Capitol Hill, but we've seen Tucker Carlson basically repeat Russian propaganda night after night. What the hell is going on? Well, first of all, before they fell in love with Putin, they fell in love with Orban in Hungary. Make America great again. Let's make America more like Hungary. Now, of course, George will used to be really interesting and smart, and now George will is really boring, predictable, and just kind of a spokesperson and a mouthpiece, honestly, for the regime. Now, Victor Orban

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There's a Qualitative Difference Between America and Russia

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:48 min | 2 months ago

There's a Qualitative Difference Between America and Russia

"I keep hearing this. Well, the NATO was going to put missiles on Ukrainian soil and we wouldn't let the Russians or anybody else the Chinese put missiles in Mexico, would we? Hang on a second, that's the moral equivalency argument of the Cold War that all states are the same. There is a qualitative difference between America and Russia. There is a qualitative difference between Ukraine and Russia. Putin has peddled a lie for 23 years that NATO is on the march. We are being encircled by those dastardly Democrats. Those democracies with their free markets. We aren't an empire. There's no emperor of NATO, who uses force to expand up to the borders of Russia, NATO is a club. You can apply to join, and if you meet the requirements of collective defense, you can join. Nobody, when we opened up NATO to Hungary, where I served for 15 years, when we opened it up to the Baltic states who had been swallowed up by Stalin. We didn't invade the Baltic states when gobbled them up. They wanted to join NATO. They applied, they had to meet criteria. And then when they met them, they were let in. There's no moral equivalent. It's like saying the Warsaw Pact was the same as NATO. No, the Warsaw Pact was Russia, the Soviet Union controlling every other slave nation in the pact.

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UN refugee agency: 1 million flee Ukraine in under a week

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 2 months ago

UN refugee agency: 1 million flee Ukraine in under a week

"Leaders with United Nations refugee program are warning the flood of civilians leaving Ukraine already topping one million could become the largest refugee crisis of this century about forty four million people live in Ukraine and already one million people have fled Ukraine uprooted by this senseless war vets you win High Commissioner Filippo grandi he says they're doing everything they can to help those who fled and the millions more who remain and are in danger but nothing nothing can replace the need for the guns to be silence this man Adam arrive safely in Hungary after a twenty four hour trek to get on a train killing that I'd say in safe place and safety he says it's terrifying any minute will be bombed in something because talk of was bombed in and we saw the key with mom I'm Jackie Quinn

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Jim Hanson's Advice for Ukraine on 'Peace Negotiations'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:11 min | 2 months ago

Jim Hanson's Advice for Ukraine on 'Peace Negotiations'

"Jim on Monday they were reports that president zelensky was being invited to the quote neutral territory of biello Russia, which is just an appendix of Russia, by the way, run by a thug who just is a puppet of Putin. For peace negotiations, as soon as I heard that, I tweeted out, yeah, I remember when the Russians invited the revolutionary prime minister of Hungary during the freedom fight of 1956 to the neutral territory of the Yugoslav embassy in Budapest for negotiations with Moscow. What happened for those who are not familiar and the cabinet members of the revolutionary free Hungary were kidnapped from the territory of the Yugoslav embassy with the approval of the Yugoslav administration, taken to a graveyard, bound together with wire and shot and killed and dumped into a mass grave. So I actually tanked president zelensky, I told him, don't do it. Your advice to this administration in Kyiv when it comes to peace negotiations on neutral territory? Yeah, no. That's pretty straightforward. You can't trust them. And for a long history, best predictor of future is past behavior. But what they're going to have to look for is they're going to have to weigh how much damage they're willing to accept. The Ukrainians. The Ukrainians before they do that and the problem and my wife Samantha and rose Russian studies major. The first thing she reminded me in all of this is think with a Slavic mind not western eyes. On both sides. Yes. And these guys will absorb a lot more damage than we would. And so we're saying, well, it'd be crazy to do that. No, we might think it's crazy. They don't. So Putin will do worse things and zelensky and Ukrainians will absorb worse things than we can imagine. So I think they need to be smart and decide maybe if there is an off ramp, we try to see it beforehand without all that population being susceptible to being crushed by Putin's Vlad the vicious

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Why Has Russia Set Their Sights on Kyiv? Konstantin Kisin Explains

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:14 min | 3 months ago

Why Has Russia Set Their Sights on Kyiv? Konstantin Kisin Explains

"Let's start with trying to cast away illusions as to what's going on. I've heard from those who have connections to the region that it's not obvious. Not all ethnic Russians in Ukraine are pro Vlad and not all ethnic Ukrainians are ready to grab an AK and shoot Russians. It's more complicated than that. Will you explain why Ukraine? Why the mythos of rodina of the motherland of rouge people is so intimately tied with Kyiv. This isn't just stopping EU and NATO membership for zelensky. This is a deeply historically and the nation itself has deep propaganda value for the Kremlin does it not. Well, the history of Russia of the modern Russian state originally dates back to the 9th century when a bunch of Vikings came over and they started essentially a trading post or a colony in what now since then has become Kyiv. And that is where the entire history of that part of the world originates from. And since then there have been various historic shapes, shape shifting and changes and borders and all sorts of things. And Ukraine has always been a piece that has been disputed by a bunch of local empires, whether that was the Russian Empire, whether it was the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where there was Poland, all of these nations had had an influence in that region. And Ukraine had always been fought over by the different sides. But of course, there are other things and one of the reasons I was able to predict that the invasion would happen that it wouldn't be limited to the two breakaway so called breakaway regions in the east was because Vladimir Putin told us exactly how he sees it and I encourage all of your viewers and listeners to go and find a good translation of the speech he gave on the eve of the invasion. Because in it, he lays out exactly his vision and his vision is very simple. He believes that at some point during the existence of the Soviet Union, weak leaders like Vladimir Lenin and Nikita Khrushchev and others made a series of weak decisions that split the Russian people that split off a piece of the Russian nation and glued it together as he says with portions of what used to be Poland and Hungary in the

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500,000+ refugees flee Ukraine since Russia waged war

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 3 months ago

500,000+ refugees flee Ukraine since Russia waged war

"Hundreds of thousands more Ukrainians were fleeing war heading towards the eastern edge of the European Union as the fighting shows no signs of abating the U. N. has estimated that the mass exodus of refugees has reached more than half a million people he's managed to escape the violence so far long lines of cars and buses will back up at checkpoints waiting to enter a paid into Hungary Slovakia and Romania many close order some food tracking their possessions away from the war and into the security of the E. U. at the central train station and the team Ukraine feathery Kappa cough weight goodbye to his wife my wife is eight months pregnant given the situation I'm full has security I pulled up to the station and put her on the train to the potus Buddha at forty four years old he's in the age group of men currently banned from leaving the country United Nations refugee agency has said over a quarter of a million refugees and dependent and over eighty thousand went to Hungary I'm Karen Thomas

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Sen. Cotton: Vladimir Putin's Intention Is Being 'the Next Great Czar'

Mark Levin

01:55 min | 3 months ago

Sen. Cotton: Vladimir Putin's Intention Is Being 'the Next Great Czar'

"The killing people they're destroying the infrastructure of Ukraine It's all out war against this country We have NATO countries right on the border Serious Eastern European NATO countries Romania Hungary Poland you've got the Balkan states You've got others And can you imagine Latin repute and he takes over Ukraine here he is sitting on the border and what's he going to do for the next ten years sit there and pick his nose What's he going to do So I think we should add that he also has de facto control of Belarus as well The main effort against Kyiv is coming from Belarus not technically Russian territory but I think now it's fair to say especially over the last year when he helped Alexander Lukashenko to Bela Russian dictator still the election that Belarus is de facto now part of Russia once again And this is part of Vladimir Putin's long-term ambitions Mark As you know this is nothing to do with Ukraine membership in NATO that was not somehow approaching There is no relevant deadline There's no plan even for Ukraine to join NATO It wasn't about military exercises on Ukrainian soil We don't conduct those If you just listen to what Vladimir Putin said Monday night in that speech Well for that matter Mark as I'm sure you did read the essay he published last summer which is entitled on the historic unity of the Russians and the Ukrainians You can see that this is all about reassembling the greater Russian Empire that he has the ambition to become the next great Tsar in the mold of Peter the great or Catherine the Great And he can not in his mind be either Russians are have greater Russia without Belarus and Ukraine

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Putin Is Nostalgic for the Russian Empire

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:09 min | 3 months ago

Putin Is Nostalgic for the Russian Empire

"Reflecting the world of fear and irrationality on kids, and of course I spent the first the first two segments on Putin. And the notion that the Russians are paranoid about invasions because of Napoleon and Hitler. You know who should be a paranoid about invasions in Europe? Everybody who's near Russia. It is the most, it is so cockamamie. And by the way, people like people who respect hold that view. You know, they're not defending they're not defending Putin. Latvia should be paranoid, Lithuania, Estonia. Hungary. Poland. And if you want me to go damage in Europe, believe me, I can. I traveled to so many times from north to south and south to north. The man wants to reconstitute the Russian Empire. That's what he wants to do.

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"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

National Secular Society Podcast

03:51 min | 8 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

"You've never knew them. You never practice them. Try to practice them. You were being ostracized by your teachers. Your classmates a your your school system. This church run. Schools are indoctrinating children and they are pushing an agenda. Completely opposite to to society holds Dear as norms and creating parallel society. And this kind of parallel society is extremely dangerous to sustainability of our democracy dash by took for allah's about assembly. It sounds like it's a really interesting in difficult. Situation that hungary's in at the momentum. What do you think is the way foolish hungary and medium. Do you think there is hope that it may become liberal and secular and if so how how is that going to be achieved. Well if you're an activist you have to be optimistic right so i am going to say something optimistic. I don't know the oppression of hunger e to buy rhetoric and by law the backlash against several sectoral communities the promotion of church and the shameless promotion of church. Jam doll by money the rampant. Pedophilia is not being dealt with Is definitely i think. A vacant and a lot of people inure secular values. So i think some there are some values that take for granted and they are some identities that are dormant in people so for example most atheists are are naturally living the life in a way that they're not necessarily knowledgeable about the Just simply don't believe so. It's like a topic that they just don't don't care about much. So i think a lot of hungary which is a lot of people especially young people they said ninety four percent are non religious many of them are are definitely becoming frustrated and they will be unsupportive of the government because of this and i think this is what happening in hungary so every time. There's a statement against the gary. Ats or seeing eight history immoral or you have to find a final refugee. A finally three against them this year influx of people into the organization's facebook group for example which has more than ten thousand people now hungary and every time this happens we see you see an uptick in in in In in the membership of this of this group. I think there's a there's a backlash and i think orebodies underestimating hungary's religious capacity. And i. i don't think this indoctrination was really working especially because it freedom of information so obviously are not buying this kind of very radical christian idea of of religion and society because in his plane for century. This is simply just is not compatible with with life. believe i what to know about about society about about nature so people are questioning. This will not be indoctrinated even with the harshest means and i think this actually creates more backlash than support From from society and this is my hope that or is actually creating the new front against himself which he doesn't know about and he he himself overestimate Which of course he contributes do because all the money that they're pumping in the church of course visually it seems like they're everywhere and they have limited amount fund. So what. I hope is that secular values and even eighties values or or easy general rise up band together and movie a significant opposition force against the by regime especially young people. Well good luck with that cash. Becker and thank you very much. For coming on the podcast. Thank you very much..

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"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

National Secular Society Podcast

02:11 min | 8 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

"Education are over one hundred settlements in hungary where there's water school than religious school and you can only in these schools although they are funded by the government and you have to be religious so you have to practice religion and it's so it's so strict that you actually have a little book booklet where they put a stamp on every mass. You've got do and if you didn't go to mass you're actually reprimanded and you can even be kicked out of school and then and religious education is mandatory so you can choose ethics instead of religious religion class and they're well on paper it's it's aligned with the it's civil norms of society but in fact it's homophobic it's ideo phobic it's an anti contraception so we have a lot of accounts that These religious teachings what they teach actually in the schools completely against these civilizational north of Of hungary and what we all deer been directly involved in campaigning against associate schools. Just ibm campaigning. Against and the secular activism is part of my activism. Not just because of us rice but predominantly because of you. Because i feel the intersection of youth rights and end the clergy's influence re is is is making the diverse situations for children so basically people have the agency and adults are not necessarily representing their best interest. And i think there's a concept that children helpless are just subjects to whatever their or school systems are pushing through that. But i mean this is. This is very wrong because if you think about children especially above like age of fourteen behalf to experience environment where they are taking seriously they are taking as well of course adjusted to their capacities but but taking seriously because otherwise at eighteen. You just switch the The switch of being responsible presented. Nothing happens so you cannot train responsible citizens by eighteen years of neglect and rejection of basic and fundamental rights. Because dan an adult he will not be interested in those rights and practicing those rights. Because you've never experienced them..

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"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

National Secular Society Podcast

04:53 min | 8 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

"This was on a thursday and then by sunday the articles published. Mb by sunday. The leader of the hungarian christian democratic party coalition partner of and the vice prime minister demanded my termination from the municipal government. So the mayor's office. And then on monday. I was summoned by my my superior. My the head of the mayor's office will might never met so wasn't my boss directly and the offered so deep bridges handing me out a letter of reprimand out any discussion or anything and reprimand said that. I violated the policies of the municipal government by not making it. Clear that my articles written three years ago ver not written in the name of the office. I repeat this. Because i know it's hard to believe that they literally said that i didn't make it clear that article was that i wrote for years ago in a completely different topic in a completely different capacity before i broke at the office. Were not written by me as a civil servant sounds very ask. Yeah i was and i was. I was shocked. I was saying like how and of course they said that. I also offended christians and i was asking what was offensive about it and like no actually milch church statements were issued so no actual religious groups ver- protesting. What i said it was just the party the christian democratic party and their newspaper and of course the government media connection though actual churches or church people were criticizing this really so how would they gauge the offensiveness of this and also like wise offensiveness basis for termination. Because obviously anybody can be offended by anything is is there. A culture of an offense rhetoric of the fence used against people who don't conform to the conservative christian morality and hunger at the moment. Oh yeah yeah. Yeah of course definitely. I think it's definitely president. Whatever hungarian an eighty s or secular people will say. It's offensive so for example. There was this new book published by a feminist diligent tillerson in hungary about church abuse..

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"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

National Secular Society Podcast

05:19 min | 8 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

"I think they were using the grip on power so i think religion has been invented for the reason of holding power and performing bauer as they think of christianity. It was used as well. The king was for example in a country. The sovereign Our elected by god to rule and this was a deal between the church and the state so too legit to legitimize sort of ruler. So obama basically dusted office is very very old concept of of using religion to secure position of course religion equals morality in their eyes. And that's the message they're pushing nonreligious your immoral and that's what they try to use to reinforce their position and of course the other thing is which i think recently has been more effective that nobody from the opposition really. There's to criticize religion so if any kind of liberal policy is wrath in religious packaging. There is a much less backlash. Why is it that the opposition now is scheduled to criticize niche. And well i think the opposition is really a state of this war economy. I just call them. Text is hungarian. Voting system has been severely changed by the or by'regime because they enjoy through thirds majority so a the basically restructured. The constitutional court committees The voting systems so they put party functionaries in every possible position so to win. An election against the obama regime is is very very hard so the only chance the the opposition has is to band together and i think what they think is that that you can only push messages which are not offensive to anyone. How much influence does the catholic church or other or do other christian groups have on the state on government and society in practice. Would you say well. I think a lot is not like poland but But there is absolutely a huge influence and the reason i mean the way they can. Exercise is is they are being handed. Extreme amount of funds from from the government so just the perspective hungary has most church funding from the state per capita in the whole european union. And they're very proud of that. It's a huge amount of money that's being spent on the church..

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"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

National Secular Society Podcast

02:09 min | 8 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

"The government basically bowed down extremist party extremist newspaper and not even like a majority not even the catholic church cuts like a minority thing. And this is. I think it's terribly sad and it's terribly very for anybody who has ever experienced the obedience. You're listening to episode fifty seven of the national secular society podcast produced by the park. This episode is part of a series of podcasts secularism around the world. today. I'm going to be discussing hungary and the ways in which victoria bans. Liberal christian regime is threatening liberal secular democracy. My guest is back a journalist secular campaign activists for youth rights and secretary of the hungarian atheist society earlier this year gash but was dismissed from his job as a civil seven at the office of the budapest city hall after targeted campaign against him by foreign christian groups supported by opens government. They accused him of offending christians and even committing to me his crime to published an article three as earlier in which he argued. The trail went against fundamental human rights. And should be made illegal. Whatever the strengths and weaknesses. This view the idea that anyone might be dismissed from that trump for having expressed it in an unrelated context. Seems clearly unfair cash. We'll be talking to me about his experience of being targeted by religious extremists. About why the church status it closely intertwined and modern hungary and about how auburn is using liberal christian values to clamp down on lgbt and reproductive rights. He will also be talking about his experience of hungary's faith schools as a youth campaigner and about the involvement of the catholic church and child protection services. Despite recent paedophilia scandals. We in the uk might be thankful for us somewhat. Great immeasurable press and political freedom. At least at the moment however gash story should perhaps make us less complacent. In britain earlier this year a teacher was suspended after the harassment of conservative and extremist religious campaigns for daring to show a blasphemous cartoon in the classroom and no one in the political establishment. Either on the right or left did anything to defend him. We might wanna whether politically repressive regime could take root in britain to if the rhetoric of.

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"hungary" Discussed on Exvangelical

Exvangelical

03:30 min | 9 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Exvangelical

"Presented by climate power education fund does big oil care about our streets flooding or our home burning not according to an exxon mobil top lobbyists. Did we aggressively bite against Some of the science. Yes you know. We were looking out for our shareholders. Take care about profits. Not people learn more at polluters dot exposed. I ruined blake here. I wanted to do something a little bit. Different with this week's episode as you may have noticed. I'm trying to move back to a weekly release schedule and i i haven't quite made all the scheduling sort of adjustments that i need to do in order to make that happen but i did think it would be great to resurface this interview. I did last year with sarah. Ner a couple of weeks ago tucker. Carlson went over to hungary and met with some their including victor orban who is the leader of hungary and that was very surprising and concerning to a lot of people that follow the american right. Maybe not surprising. Actually but at least concerning and sarah posner is one of those people in one of the people that knows the most about how the american rights has worked in conjunction with those in europe and the far-right and her book unholy really did capture so much of how christian nationalists have worked with those far-right leaders in europe. As well as those here in the united states to push forward very conservative agendas and things that lead to anti democratic developments. This is pretty serious stuff. And i know that our news media landscape is so obsessed with. What's happening here now and that is important. There are critically important. Things happening every single day from the ongoing covered nineteen pandemic to everything. That's happening in afghanistan to so much else. It's really hard to keep track of everything that is going on and a lot of times. I think there is value in looping back to something that we may have missed or that we may have not given enough attention to so in keeping with that i'm re-releasing this episode of powers and principalities that i did last year what sarah pose ner. I hope that it gives you some context as to the sort of behavior that we saw by tucker carlson and even some other christian figures like rod rare. Who really championed this development and it was also there in hungary meeting with carlson meeting with others..

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"hungary" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

08:40 min | 10 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"You want to respond to that. Well the religious right was already behind the anti democracy. Even before tucker. Carlson went to hungary. it was on the religious right that you really saw a lot of the earlier or bond fervor and a lot of it did have to do with his move to ban abortion or same sex marriage or otherwise curtail. Lgbtq writes in hungary. They liked that they also liked his appeals too not just ethnic nationalism but christian nationalism which is what they have been promoting here in the united states. As jack said they've been promoting this idea that the founders intended america to be a christian nation and that america in more recent decades has been under attack by liberals who wanna take away that christian heritage by depriving christians of their freedom to Be against lgbtq rights for example or have tried to take away christians freedom by Upholding separation of church and state. So this has been the main driving ideology of the christian right for the past several decades and now they see somebody like victor or bonn who doesn't have a lot of the guard rails that we have here in terms of you know how how easily are not easily. We can change our constitution or checks and balances in separation of powers and without those things he was able to. Just go ahead and impose those sorts of policy or legislative ideas in hungary. They really admired that. And i think they kind of wish they could do it here. So let's can be talk for a second more about exactly. How or a did that. In hungary because i think this these sort of draw the two threads that you and jack are discussing here together so let me play. Get a moment from our show. Back in june with cam shep lee professor of international affairs at princeton university who has lived in hungary worked in hungary knows hungary extremely well. She's also a international expert on democracy as well and she told us back in june about the parallels parallels that she's seen between orban's actions when he lost power early in the two thousands prior to his two thousand ten victory but his time then and the republican party. Now and one of those payroll is she saw was a religion. He engaged in a kind of mass mobilization of civil society and he did it a lot. Through the hungarian churches. he mobilized their members He got them all on board. They already had a pre existing structure. He was mobilising the kind of religious hungarian middle-class and through doing that he developed a very reliable base so sarah. Do you wanna talk about that a little more. What's not clear to me though is that was that sort of original or bonn or were there. Connections between american churches or american religious thinkers and hungary a before that. Well i think that it would have been difficult for him to come into contact with american republicans right activists or or political strategists and be unaware of how the republican party tied its fortunes to the religious right starting in the late nineteen seventies and how they have used that to mobilize voters to mobilize an army of citizen lobbyists for legislation that they want to basically have a get out the vote operation that they can activate with a few clicks on their computers That could not have been lost on him regardless of what his actual relationships were at the time With american religious leaders. What i do know too is in my coverage of religious right Events and media In the late twenty tens in during the run up to the twenty sixteen election and after trump became president There was a great deal of affection and admiration for what or had done And a dismissal of the concerns of pro democracy critics of oregon as basically focusing too much on just quote unquote procedural things As opposed to the great things in their view that or bond was doing to protect heritage tradition family culture. That was the kind of That was the kind of framing From the vantage point of the american religious right. So so jack respond to this. Because i was looking at some of the the writings of rod dreher who writes frequently in the american conservative. And he's a best selling religious thinker as well in the united states author of the benedict option for example. He's actually been in hungary. I believe since april of this year living there for for several months and just earlier this month. He wrote about what he met. Tucker carlson in budapest shared some meals with him as well and in the american conservative. Dreyer writes this. He writes quote. It's quite sensible. Tucker carlson and other conservatives want to figure out what the leader of the small relatively poor central european country has done to hold off those like george soros and the woke leadership of the european union to defend his country and it sovereignty with our own conservative establishment either neutered or sidelined by pointless lib owning enthusiasms thinkers of the american right. Who actually care about saving our civilization off to becoming to hungary and in poland the ads to study these places to make common cause with these people they could use our solidarity and we could certainly use. There's what do you make of that jack. Well that's out in and out embracing of authoritarians and saying to believers the things you want. You can get through a authoritarianism. You can't get it through democracy The most prophetic lines in the last decade were written a few years ago by david from who a conservative. Who said you know. If conservatives have to choose between conservatism democracy and not likely to choose democracy what we're seeing and what they have seen serve is that they can't get what they want that way. The big money can't get what it wants that way and big religion. The can't get what they want. We're in a moment here. Where the sort of bizarre Flirtations of american right wing elites are are almost ready to inflame and to catch fire with amass a religious base through through these Dominion est churches and and this this ideology of we need before the second coming. We need to get things in order here. And we can't be held up by procedural punk guilio about democracy. No no no. Let's let's do it now. I think it's a dangerous moment. And dreyer is all of the apostle isn't it. He's saying look at the here. We are look at the city on the hill here. It's budapest Well i mean he goes on to say this. It's actually really remarkable article where he says quote the unhappy truth. Is that liberalism as we americans have known it is probably dead. He says our future is almost certainly going to be left. Illiberal or right illiberal. It's not the future i would prefer. But we're not being given a choice here. But he really focuses on what he sees as left-wing ill liberalism because he says this job which is the only power capable of standing up to woke capitalists as well as those illiberal leftist in academia media sports cultural institutions and other places the state..

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"hungary" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

03:18 min | 10 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"An overwhelming number of americans in this country believe including people on the left that the media is a mouthpiece for the democratic party show for the media to premise their criticism. Tucker carlson based on a free press that does it. Supposedly existed hungary. Most americans in fact. I don't know any conservatives that i know a lot of democrats who agree. Most americans believe the american media is in bed with the democratic party. And doesn't actually give you the full picture. They give you the democratic picture so for them to complain about a lack of a free press. In hungary is really about the left doesn't dominate the media and hungary like they called fox news state media with donald trump was in charge. That's what they do. In hungary because majority of the media there reflects victory views here in this country. Majority of the media reflects joe biden's views to extrapolate from hungary to the united states. The united states doesn't have a free press. either it's got a press that engages the performance company of the president of the united states. So they can cry all they want about tucker carlson but really you need to understand why they're doing it. They're trying to make fox news radioactive and they're trying to convince independent voters who watch fox news that anything that's on fox included tucker. Carlson is representative of where donald trump will go if he comes back and they're trying to scare voters. The problem is the viewing public much. Prefers what they're getting on fox whether getting from anywhere else tucker carlson's viewership is dominant. And the rest of the media is as a result. Deeply jealous right. We're going to try the foams again. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. Let's go to nicholas. Welcome to the program i eric. Can you hear me. okay. I can hear you great. Wow it works. Thank you no problem You had said something on the air. It was either last friday or the week before last that you were looking for lot hard guests to be on your show that all you talk about is politics while i wanted to give you a gift suggestion about a guy that is doing a lot of good here in atlanta. He is an actor. Me and my fifteen year old daughter love him. We have seen him in lore on amazon prime prodigal on bt plus and we met him a long time ago but what happens seven months ago just really made me stop and think of how good this guy really is. I was down at a gas station down in. Dekalb county getting some gas. I saw this man michael drive into the parking lot. Walk up to a gentleman that was homeless. He walked up to him. Gave them a hug. Handed him a bag of food and handed him some money when he left. I walked up to that gentleman myself..

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"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

05:36 min | 11 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

"This i think would have been a big deal without the soccer game. But i think it highlighted it. And i think it made it. So you saw people wearing like pipelines in the stadium. You saw a fight break out. Between german officials and hungarian officials online. Like over stadium elimination. And then you had media asked. Prominent soccer players like who have a massive platform like what they thought about the law and you had a bunch of like german sports heroes like. Yeah it's bad. i don't like it back. They should end it and like that. Ads public pressure again. This could have been just like a political fight that would have made a big in the european press and like would have gotten a a sort of a glancing mention in global press and it probably would have died out. I'm sure they would. Have you know gone back and forth. But there wouldn't have been this spotlight and again just happened to be germany. Hungary were playing. And so you know. Soccer was not a cause of any of this but i think it served as a genuine platform and now leon's arena. We saw like the the long running debate about what europe stands for the future of europe. Like play out in real time we saw players do heart signs. We saw people wearing pride flags. We saw hungarian fans putting up like anti lgbtq. So this was a thing like this. Was your european debate in miniature with a massive flat. Form a massive spotlight. And i think if you're a politician you realize that like that makes it harder for you ignore issue or at least put on the backburner like you now have to deal with if you're Von delaying the you commissioner. Who also happens to be german so just give it away just happens to be german so you know. I think i'm not giving like soccer credit. It is not the tournament that did it but without the tournament and without that game i generally don't think we'd be having this conversation. Well not exactly this one. Sorry but not worldly. But i mean like in general couldn't resist alex no fair enough. I think it is brought to the fore and like you know sort of a side comments without this. We wouldn't have talked about. We're just gotten attention. The weird tensions between ethnic serbs and ethnic albanians or like wait why england and scotland played. Each other aren't they in the united kingdom like you start talking about like the rivalries there like it does provide a platform that exposes the politics and the tensions between nations although it sometimes can heal them to like south korean. Japan hosted world cup together. So again. I find seeing the world through soccer. The soccer lens like a really helpful in clarifying way to see it and like this game. Hey never mentioned that before. I can't think of a more. Perfect sendoff for alex than to end the episode on that on that particular note with his love of soccer man last week. We made fun of you a lot. But we're really gonna miss you. And i wanted to roast you again but now i just feel bad and sad. It's acts yeah so alex. What are you doing your job can you. Can you tell listeners. A little yeah. I'm gonna be moving to politico. And i will be that now. It's a news new startup. New new thing and i'll be writing a daily newsletter. About sort of the national security stuff happening in dc. What's going on the white house. Congress intelligence community to pentagon state department. Kind of what. I've been doing here a little bit. But with just sort of like a daily in your inbox kind of angle and hope you subscribe please because i like food and having a roof over my head and you know look look forward to engaging with you guys over there and if you ever want me back happy to come back but understand You know i. I'm leaving you guys. So i feel bad. I i'm gonna miss. You guys was a great experience working with y'all and we'll miss a tremendously. We will to. You've been a great part of the show. And i'm gonna miss all of your terrible terrible jokes and even worse singing. You said brilliant and beautiful. Wrong no i think i think i spoke clearly. Marquee more to make to make up for And worldly listeners can just instead look forward to a utterly roasting alex on twitter instead of on slack at work as we normally do. I'm just gonna do it publicly on twitter and bother you all day long. Because i have no one else to talk to I'm just gonna bug you. What are you going to do about your twitter. Handle alex box yeah. That's a big debate and by debate. I mean just something. I don't have to deal with on the weekend. I think all the handles that are available. There are too many alex words out in the world so it has to be something probably weird. That doesn't have as good a ring. I think it really doesn't make fairly because it's not as good as fox. Yeah maybe you should stay to like tony flags or something along soapy appearance sophie appearance. Everybody i would. I would love to change it to tony flags. But i do worry that i wanna see that guys up to. It'd be like where. Where did he go. And then there'd be like. Why is it tony flags. It's going to cost a lot more problem. Well planned the really. We will miss you dearly. And we wish you all the best tony bags. Don't fear early listeners. Though we are generally will still be here to talk with you guys. We have some exciting programming planned for summer. We're we're going to be out periodically on vacation so we'll do some other stuff. Maybe surprising may be interesting but the future of worldly strong are still here. The show will go on as sata's we are to leave alex. So we'll we'll talk to you guys soon and feel free to send lots of emails about how angry you are that he is leaving to to worldly order or gentlemen. Vox.

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"hungary" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

06:43 min | 11 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"First of all just briefly reflect on on. Marta says there she does see some similarities but sees some particular differences too and she and she noted that just the structure of the united states government that we do have a two party system here rather than a multi party system so ostensibly There's always a a well-funded long established opposition party regardless of who's in the white house or who see who's who controls congress here in the us does that provide a better buttressing to protect democracy than what we've seen in hungary. Well that's such a good question and the answer is yes and no right. So the good thing about having a well organized. Opposition party as there is in the united states Is that it can at the moment sometimes win elections and sometimes roll back. Some of the changes you get under an autocratic government. The bad news that having two party system is like walking on two legs you know. Eventually you can't hop forever. You're going to have to step on the other foot and if you've got a party that is committed to undermining democracy which really the republican party. It's no longer a conservative party. I think marches point about weakening mainstream conservatism. It's absolutely right. The republican party is devoted to the goal of keeping itself in power forever. So you have one party committed to small d democracy and the other party not an in a two party system. That's really really really dangerous. We might also add that. One thing that or did was to try to bring the courts into line so that they couldn't tell him that what he was doing was illegal. And we've seen this massive shoveling of you know conservative judges. Many of whom don't really have the credentials to be judges onto the bench in the united states as well you know including the supreme court to the point where. It's not so clear that the courts are actually neutral in the political space anymore. And so those things worry me a lot and these changes in law which make it more likely that republicans will come to power. We're entering a new season of gerrymandering for example after the census which was also a bunch census. So there lots and lots of dangerous signals to say that the things you think of as protections in the us constitutional system will soon turn out to be liabilities. Well jack let me Benefit from your deep historical knowledge. Here because i also note that hungary is a relatively young democracy and given what kim is told us this hour. I'm going to put democracy in coats now. for for hungary because we're talking one thousand nine hundred eighty nine two to the present day and prior to that fifty years under communism whereas the united states has a multi century old democracy or the has been challenged multiple times for sure but Is there something to the duration of and the and the different experiences that we've had here with democracy in the united states that can provide a a better more strength more durability what you would hope so you would hope that sheer habit the that the acceptance of the rules but look what happened in the last election trump lost. He said he won. And the whole party is now building itself around that lie That's a that's a. That's a rebuff to the whole of american history. That's to say all of that stuff is just you know about loyal opposition except the will of the voters. No no. We have new rules in america. So i don't know how far the american past is prologue to the future. What i do know what. I fear is what some social scientists to paper on globalization called the ubiquity of loss. The sense that in the late industrial experience is one of omnipresent loss and decline namely the sort of capitalist industrialised technological force of insecurity that has to be behind the the populous backlash here there around the world. the sense of people's lives being insecure and being made insecure by this by this wurley gig of Of change that has brought of which the science speak of a sense of ubiquity of lost. That people Well kim is that. Is that a similar thread in hungary as well Yeah so you know. I think people forget you know in the in all the joy of the berlin wall coming down how hard the nineties were across the post-communist world as as there were these abrupt transitions people's lives were ripped up and there were set of people who felt like they lost a lot in that process including oregon and his followers from the countryside. And so this is a kind of payback against the people who won and a lot of what oregon is doing is trying to recover those losses by taking away the gains from the parties that one at that time. So yes. there's that background but it seems to me that there's also You know something going on here that we tend to think of hungary's a new democracy and therefore that it just didn't get good at it yet. But what hungary had going for. It was exactly what martha said right. Which was sometimes. People who've experienced dictatorship are more protective democracy than the people who take democracy for granted and hungary we did have a very vibrant democratic and constitutional space. It was a strong democracy. Even if it was new in fact it was stronger. Perhaps because it was new and people realized that it could disappear. What worries me about the. Us is that we believe that you know. We have a constitution bitten by geniuses that has brought us down to the present moment. But if you have an outdated constitutional framework you know our checks and balances rely on the thought that the senate will defend the prerogatives of the senate and the house will defend the prerogatives of the house and did o with all the other branches but the constitution was written before there were political parties. And now what we're seeing is something more like a parliamentary system of government in which the republicans across all of the different branches of government including by the way down into the state houses and state legislatures are operating as a single bloc where their institutions are not checking each other writing and did with the democrats. So the kinds of checks built into our constitutional. System don't work when you have parties working across institutional barriers and they no longer protect the prerogatives of their institutions..

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"hungary" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

05:13 min | 11 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"We're going to talk about. Maybe some of the differences between the united states at hungry. This is on point. This is on point. Meghna talk ra bardy and today. We are taking a close look at the european nation of hungary because he scholars of democracy and history. Say if you want to know what might happen. In the united states a little bit down the line regarding the strength or fragility of our democracy take a look at what's happening to hungary now as it marches very clearly toward authoritarian rule. I'm joined today by jack beatty on points news analyst. Kim shepard is also with us. She's a professor of sociology and international affairs at princeton university and author of the forthcoming book. The franken state how or bond undermine democracy and provided a model for the world. She worked on the hungarian constitutional court for several years. In the one thousand nine hundred ninety s lived in and visited hungary many for many years. And in fact kim before we get to exploring some of the differences between In the united states in terms of the depth and strength of their relevance their relative democracies. i actually just wanted to hear a little bit from you about your personal experiences with viktor. orban I if i have this right. You've you've spent some time with him. and what these days when you get off the plane in hungary you have what extra company when it comes to police following you and things like that. Can you tell us a little bit about. Yeah so first of all hungary's a small country and it's not as difficult as it is in a big country like the us to meet people in the political elite. and i i was As you said working at the constitutional court as a researcher on nsf. Grants from the united states From ninety four to ninety eight and during that time i taught a course in comparative constitutional law out in ukraine. The sangari garin part of ukraine. And while i was there or abandon. His entourage showed up from the parliament as they were trying to craft their new nationalist message. They were trying it out. I on gary ins in the neighboring states. And so i recognized or run from television. I walked up to him in the lobby of the hotel and and asked if i could tag along as his group from the parliament was trying out these messages and he kind of let me tag along for a few days so that was how i met him and i must admit this was a nineteen ninety five. Just as he's pivoting from being a libertarian. To being a nationalist. And i remember coming back from that trip and saying to my friends in budapest. I've just met the most dangerous person that i've ever seen in person And they all said. Oh it's victor lost an election like he's nothing and what i could see in him was set. His mind is like a tractor beam. you know. It's the kind of thing that people say about like bill clinton or to some extent. Barack obama were when you're talking to them like you feel like there's nothing else in the world right but you in them and it's a kind of it's kind of skill or talent that causes your brain to evaporate right so i can see how so. Many people fell into orban's orbit But now that i've become a critic ever since orban came to power. I mean i don't really. I'm not involved in hungarian politics from a don't belong to a party. I don't vote or anything like that. But when orban's started crashing the constitution. Which was the thing i cared about i worked at the constitutional court started paying attention and as i became a critic the full power of the hungarian state against kind of unleashed on your rathers. Marta gets worse because she's actually living in hungary most of the time. But you know i. It started with death threats and then it started with my being followed when i'd show up in the country. My hungarian phone was td and my last visit. I was literally met at the plane door by five uniform. Police who didn't say anything didn't touch me. But just made a little circle around me as i waited for my suitcase at the airport and walked to the door of the airport. Which was i think welcomed hungary and the government knows. You're here So it's a little unnerving to know that they paid that much attention to when i'm in the country into what i'm doing but it's not gonna stop me from saying what's happening there. Wow well. you mentioned marta. Povey who we heard from at the top of the show human rights lawyer based in budapest We want to hear from her again a little bit. Because previously you she was describing. How hungary has changed over the past twenty to thirty years Under an under the rule of viktor orban but we also wanted to know what she thought is similar between hungary and the united states from her vantage point in budapest and she said i c quite a lot of similarities between what is happening in hungary or many parts of europe. And what's happening in the us. When it comes to polarization. I also see similarities.

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"hungary" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"hungary" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"So later everyone around and say well why don't we while you're giving so many of us are currently at a dollar a dollar store where yeah well aware that the sort of the Hungary opens every month we wait here because I mean comes closer and closer to our other Twilight Zone we we well we don't really understand what's going to happen next the gunman opened this morning we can probably start to guess what now what industries are at sixty and we'll come back to some sort of normal in short term stimulus okay again that's being being direct to your bank account twelve hundred dollars instead on everybody and the ones are going to small businesses that's the short term stimulus a long term sort of stabilizers that federated and I don't think it was a women's wellness so we have four months to stimulus that will be Bobby Conley and the hope is that we we did miscalculate and why and the kindness of others too much to to support our and local economy comes back and ask Jeeves I wanna come back and talk about how the situation is changing not just obviously the economy but life going forward we mentioned you know the new abnormal what what's and I don't I don't want to also take a look back and see what have we learned about life perhaps that we we used to think was true that was not I saw a thread you had on this I thought was really interesting welcome back to James I'll choose your podcaster author entrepreneur investor and just as you heard about CBD right well in these really difficult times there news reports out there about how.

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